Our good pals at Codemasters have just dropped the first gameplay video for DiRT Showdown.

This video shows off gameplay footage of the speed, driving and destruction featured in DiRT Showdown’s 8 Ball event.

This stage is a dirty, dusty, and takes place in the sun-baked Nevada desert where eight racers take on jumps and dangerous crossover points. And it’s all against a backdrop of fireworks and fire cannons. Cool eh?

DiRT Showdown is out May 2012.